Hidaka Chotaro Isaku Gashu [A posthumous Book of Pictures by Hidaka Chotano].
HIDAKA Chotaro (1926.)
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First and only edition. Portrait frontispiece and 20 photographic plates. 8vo. Original decorated boards in glassine wrappers and folding case with printed title-slip, overall a close to fine copy. Nagoya, Aiyu Shashin Kurabu,
Hidaka Chotaro (1883-1926) was born into a wealthy family in Higashiura Village in Aichi Prefecture. He started photography while still at High School aged 17. In 1912 he founded the Aiyu Photography Club in Nagoya together with Ohashi Matsutaro, Sano Shiei, and Yamamoto Goro. They were affiliated to the Tokyo Photographic Research Society and participated in their annual exhibition. The present posthumous publication was privately published by members of the Aiyu Photography Club and not for sale. Hidaka was a major figure in the pictorialist movement and became famous for his brooding landscapes. Although the publisher is located in Nagoya, the book was actually printed by Gunzando in Tokyo. Gunzando also printed the Kenten Gashu for the Tokyo Photographic Research Society which explains the close similarities in the format. It is exceedingly rare.
Stock Code: 213272